Horoscope today: Your daily guide for Friday, December 1, 2023

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Aries (March 20 – April 19)

Currently, a range of exciting ideas, offers or opportunities are coming your way. Exciting as this sounds, most are in a form that isn’t just unusual, in several cases, it’s unrecognisable. The solution? Unwise as it seems, say a tentative “yes” to everything, knowing that in some cases you’ll need to back out later.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

You don’t think of yourself as impractical. And it’s true, as an earth sign, you often check the facts before getting too involved in existing plans or future arrangements. However, somebody has just suggested something as appealing as it is risky. If you can’t say no, at least discuss who’ll be responsible for what.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Recently you were discussing potential for changes in longstanding, but increasingly burdensome, arrangements. While you’ve talked these over with those involved, the word has spread, and has been misunderstood by many. Tempting as it is to hope this won’t be a problem, the sooner you tackle it, the better.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

For some time you’ve managed to sidestep conversations about already sensitive matters, knowing that instead of making your point, you’d probably end up being blamed for the unwise decisions of certain individuals. The good news? You’ve the facts necessary to stand up to them. The sooner you do it, the better.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

If you haven’t already noticed, you’re in a period during which seemingly simple arrangements are changing suddenly. What’s more, they’re forcing those involved to discuss the best way to handle these. The irony? You’ll benefit more from the insights you gain in the process, than from resolving the actual problem.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Long ago you realised that, as much as you enjoy the company of certain individuals, they’ll always find something to complain about, from the world around them, to others or, on occasion, you. While, often this is worrying, adopt others’ approach. Which is to ignore their complaints.

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Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Nobody is better at sidestepping an argument than a Libra. But, also, as is becoming increasingly clear, tricky circumstances are forcing you to take a firm stance in certain situations and, equally, with certain individuals. The secret? Simply state your views and expectations of others, then firmly change the subject.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Usually the unsettling influence of the Full Moon vanishes within a day, if not hours, afterwards. However, because the recent one accented the wise use of your resources, from time to money and even friendships, you’ll still busy analysing several perplexing situations. Take it slowly. You’ll learn a lot.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Often others ask what you’re planning, over the coming days, weeks or month. However, for you, as a quick-thinking and inquisitive fire sign, while you’ll make plans, you regard them as tentative. And you’re always willing to rethink them. The odds are good that’s exactly what you’ll be doing, and soon.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

As a practical earth sign, ensuring plans make sense isn’t just important, it a priority. However, with the Sun, the ideas planet Mercury and fiery Mars all in the most reflective part of your chart, the focus is on what you need to learn. This is far more important than you realise.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 17)

You don’t think of yourself as being unusually inquisitive until you begin discussing your plans, where you’re going and what you’re interested in exploring, discovering or learning. While there are some shared interests, you’re surprised to realise many of yours are unique to you, and in some cases, to you alone.

Pisces (February 18 – March 19)

On occasion, you like to surprise somebody you care about with a gift, or an unexpected venture out into the wider world. While some are delighted, and say so, others don’t seem to enjoy it. The fact is, certain individuals are control freaks, and don’t especially enjoy even the most exciting of surprises.

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Everybody tells what’s often referred to as a "white lie", now and then. However, some of those half-truths from the past will surface, forcing you to face challenging truths in the here and now. You will learn the power of truth and how, ultimately, it’s better than the alternative.


Being an inquisitive Sagittarius and a restless fire sign, you thrive on the unexpected. Yet with things moving so swiftly, even you could feel overwhelmed. The secret? Plunge in. You’ll soon know what suits you. Better yet, you’ll know what to regard as an informative experience, and then move on.


It’s time to ask a few important questions. Recent changes in elements of your life have got you thinking about what, and who, you put first. Forget about swift decisions. Instead, experiment. While you won’t stick with it all, you’ll definitely learn from everything and everybody you encounter.

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